OFD Research Index

Prepared by Lumpen Patriot Committee and the Office of Fatherland Defense

The Office of Fatherland Defense Research Index


Against Dissent
American Roulette
The Spirit Of Terrorism
Everywhere You Want to Be introduction to Fear
Cipro
CNN tells Reporters
Companies Cash in on Patriotism
Corporate Invading and Escaping
Defense Dept Lies
Governing-Globalisation
Hearts and Minds
Hidden Agenda of the War on Terror
Imperialism and Empire
Just War or Criminal Bombing
Rich Returns
New Anti terrorism Bill
Pakistan's ISI and 9-11
Paying Back Big Energy
Preventing Terrorism
The Biowarriors
The ex-presidents Club-
The Fifth Freedom(chomsky)
The Great Cipro Ripoff
The left and the Just War
The Meridia Manifesto
The New War Against Terror
The Real Battle Lines
Underwriting the Taliban
War and Oil
War On Terror
War Without End
When Did They Ever Stop
Why I Opposed the
Bush's war

The Nonsense Mantras of Our Time
CIA /Oil Corps./Cheney
Moving Toward A Police State
The Globalization Movement
Terror Law
Terror and Empire
The New Imperialism
The Stealth Attack On Freedom of the Press
Intolerance of dissent
Homeland Insecurity
Did the CIA Meet with bin Laden
Discrete Fascism
The CrimethInc release

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preventing Terrorism
Gimme Some Truth, Now

by Harry Browne

It is time for President Bush to stop the cheer-leading and speak the truth.


He said last Thursday, "This great nation will never be intimidated. . . . Life in America is going forward."


Who is he trying to kid? Last Friday at Los Angeles airport I saw people trying to check their baggage - standing in a line that was at least 200 yards long. I stood in five separate lines to identify myself and my carryon luggage. The soldiers in fatigues with submachine guns reminded me of a Third World country.


The politicians live in their own unreal world, with no idea of what's happening in America. How many times has Air Force One been late taking off? How many security lines have Donald Rumsfeld, Tom Ridge, and Dick Cheney stood in?


They care little about the traveling businessman who now must cut his work short at lunchtime in order to catch a 5pm flight. Or the individual who must get up at 4am to catch a morning flight.


Has the President noticed the hundreds of billions of dollars being added to federal, state, and local government budgets - spending piled on top of previous budgets, spending that's causing huge deficits and tax increases, spending that's coming out of the hide of American taxpayers?


When will he say straight out: "America rules the world by force, and the price of that is for you to pay high taxes and live in a nation that looks more and more like a police state."


No Neutrals
President Bush says, "You're either with us or against us."
Does that mean he'll bomb neutral Switzerland - the island of freedom, privacy, and security in the midst of socialist Europe - if it doesn't confiscate private bank accounts and otherwise act on every whim of our President?


Why doesn't he simply tell the truth: "America rules the world and I rule America. You will do as I say or I'll kill your people."


Opposition
The President keeps telling us that the world supports the American war against Afghanistan. But the truth is that he has bought the support of foreign leaders with your money - while public opinion polls show people in foreign countries are overwhelmingly opposed to American military attacks.


Why doesn't he just tell the truth: "We are destroying the last vestiges of love for America around the world - but that's the price we must pay for me to become powerful and popular at home beyond my wildest dreams."


Time for the Truth
When you know some of what politicians tell you are lies, you have to wonder how many of their other statements are lies as well.
What I want is the truth. I'd like to think I'm mature enough to handle whatever that may be. And I could prepare for the future much better if someone told me the truth - instead of all this rah-rah stuff.


America isn't leading the world. Leaders lead by example. And America is providing no example of individual liberty, personal responsibility, small government, or peace. America rules the world. Rulers rule by force. They may succeed temporarily, but at an awful cost.
It is long past time for the truth - the truth that many more Americans will have to die to satisfy the politicians' lust for power.